Nakikipag-ugnayan na ang CHED sa ULAP at 17 public at private higher education institutions (HEIs) sa bansa ukol sa posibleng pagtatayo ng dagdag na vaccination centers sa loob ng school grounds bilang suporta sa expanded immunization ng pamahalaan sa darating na mga buwan.
Kabilang sa 17 HEIs na nag-alok ng mga pasilidad nito para maging vaccination sites ng kani-kanilang lokalidad ang Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela; Manila Central University; University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Las Piñas Campus; De La Salle University-Dasmarinas; St. Louis University; Central Philippine University; West Visayas State University; OLFU-San Fernando, Pampanga; University of Baguio; Benguet State University; University of Cebu; University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University; OLFU-Quezon City; De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute; Notre Dame Kidapawan College; North Valley College Foundation; at Cotabato Medical Foundation.
“These HEIs have been inspected by the CHED, the local IATF and LGUs so we are sure that the proper health protocols, retrofitting of facilities, and the requirements for safety are already being implemented by these universities. These HEIs also have big facilities like gymnasiums that can be used for vaccination. They have the necessary health personnel who can assist in the vaccination drive,” pahayag ni CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III.
Sinabi rin ni Chairman De Vera na tugon ito ng CHED sa inaasahang pagtaas ng bilang ng mga taong babakunahan kasama ang mga mahihirap at essential workers.
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